A Novel of Food and Friendship
by Beth Harbison
I am always attracted to novels that are about books and clubs but this is the first that I have read that focuses on a cookbook club. It was an enjoyable read.
The members of this newly formed club are Trista, Margo and Aja. They are different from one another but each is at a crossroads in her life. Trista was an attorney but now is working in the bar and restaurant that she hopes to one day own. Margo’s husband has gotten a work promotion that involves a move to California. Margo is surprised to learn that her husband is now soon to be her ex and he plans to go without her. Aja is a yoga teacher and garden aficionado. She has a boyfriend but their relationship is souring. Aja has been left with a bit of a surprise by him. How will she manage?
What happens to these women as they negotiate their friendships, relationships and life changes are the story that is told. In addition to the story line I enjoyed s that these are women who LOVE food. It is a delight to read about what is cooked or even thought about with the feeling that enjoyment may just matter more than calories.
Those looking for a pleasant women’s fiction title should give this one a read. I am glad that I did.
Note: The names of many cookbooks are mentioned in the text. Interested readers and/or cooks can look for them as they all exist.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.